1964 year in review; Corning Glass Co. events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 8-10,12, col. 1

News Highlights of 1964


...a month-by-month review of happenings

in the American glass industry during

1964, as recorded in the pages of




Three glass industry developments are included in the "hundred most significant new technical products of 1963" chosen by Industrial Research magazine in its "IR-100" competition: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company's variable transmission glass; Owens-Illinois Glass Company's "glass resins"; and Corning Glass Works' Chemcor processes for chemically strengthening glass.

Dr. Donald Stookey, director of fundamental research at Corning Glass Works, receives ninth annual Toledo Glass & Ceramics Award from the Northwestern Ohio Section of the American Ceramic Society for his work in the development of Pyroceram glass-ceramics.

Corning Glass announces development of new photochromic glass compositions that retain their quality of reversibility indefinitely, and darken and clear quickly.


Amory Houghton, chairman of the executive committee of Corning Glass, retires, is succeeded by William C. Decker. Amory Houghton, Jr., is elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Corning, and R. Lee Waterman becomes president.



Six glass companies are included in list of 500 largest United States industrial corporations: Pittsburgh Plate, Owens-Illinois, Corning, Owens-Coming Fiberglas, Libbey-Owens-Ford, and Anchor Hocking.



Corning Glass Works' photochromic glass is selected as one of 100 most significant new technical advances of 1964 in second annual "IR-100" competition sponsored by Industrial Research magazine.


Keywords:Corning Glass Works
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 11, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;